It’s real and it’s here: Apple finally announced the iPhone 12.
The next in the ultra popular smartphone line was unveiled during Apple’s October event. It has a 6.1-inch OLED display that’s the same size as the iPhone 11, but the phone’s overall size has been reduced thanks to smoothed out, flat edges around the sides of the iPhone 12. It’s also the first iPhone to support 5G, with Apple partnering with Verizon for the announcement.
If that’s too large for you, Apple also introduced the iPhone 12 mini. It’s the exact same phone internally, but with a relatively tiny 5.4-inch display in a smaller form factor than the iPhone SE. The iPhone 12 mini will start at $699 and the iPhone 12 starts at $799.
Folks who buy the iPhone 12 can choose from five colors: black, white, Product (RED), green, and blue. It’s now 11 percent thinner, 15 percent smaller, and 16 percent lighter than last year’s model. There’s also a new A14 chip inside the iPhone 12, which Apple says brings 50 percent faster graphics with an upgraded GPU. Apple showed this off with a quick demo of League of Legends, which is coming to iOS.
The new iPhone also brings a 12MP rear dual-camera array with ultra-wide support. Every camera supports Night Mode now, and there’s even a new time-lapse feature for nighttime photography. Apple also re-introduced MagSafe charging for the new iPhones, with new accessories including a dual-charger that can juice up an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time.
Apple’s announcement wasn’t full of revolutionary new features, but 5G support for even the cheapest of the new iPhones will future-proof them for whenever 5G is more ubiquitous. If nothing else, the iPhone 12 mini should be a godsend for those with tiny hands.